Homemade Clif Bars
Homemade Clif Bars…
With just 5 ingredients and NO soy protein isolate ♥
The stereotypical teenager is like a human energizer bunny, bouncing nonstop from activity to activity. And I was no different. My routine back then included a bike ride to school every morning, whatever activity we were required to do in gym, daily 2-hour soccer practices immediately following classes, then another bike ride back home. It’s no wonder teenagers sleep so much.
It’s also no wonder they require so much food!
Back in high school, I would go through boxes of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, bowls of spaghetti, containers of raisins, and packages of granola bars like it was my job. It’s as if I had made it my personal mission to make up for everyone doing the popular low-carb thing at the time.
If I saw a carb, I devoured it.
Each day, we were expected on the soccer field as soon as classes ended, with barely enough time in between to throw on our cleats. However, there was no way this particular energizer bunny could go from lunch until 6 PM without fuel…
And, thus, I discovered the magic of Clif Bars.
Unlike many of the other American snacks for purchase in Shanghai (where I lived at the time), Clif Bars were readily available and sold at prices comparable to what one would pay in America. Translation: I bought a lot! They were the perfect portable snack to throw into a backpack and rapidly inhale each afternoon as I changed into my workout gear.
When I made these homemade granola bars, their light-yet-crispy texture immediately reminded me of Clif Bars. I especially like using either peanut butter or almond butter in the homemade Clif Bars—it compliments the berries nicely.
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